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Tokyo Sonata ()


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An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

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Ryûhei Sasaki
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Megumi Sasaki
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Takashi Sasaki
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Kenji Sasaki
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Kaneko-san The Piano Teacher
Kanji Tsuda ...
Kurosu
Kazuya Kojima ...
Kobayashi-san
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Dorobô The Robber
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Faisal Ahmed ...
Train Conductor
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Janitor
Jason Gray ...
Amerika no ashigaru
Hajime Inoue
Masayuki Ito
Kenji Kawahara
Toshiyuki Kitami
Kazuki Namioka
Ayako Sugiyama
Yûya Takagawa
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Mika

Directed by

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Written by

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... (screenplay)
 
Max Mannix ... (writer)
 
Sachiko Tanaka ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Wouter Barendrecht ... producer
Yukie Kito ... producer (as Yuki'e Kitô)
Yasushi Kotani ... executive producer
Raymond Phathanavirangoon ... associate producer
Michael J. Werner ... executive producer

Music by

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Kazumasa Hashimoto

Cinematography by

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Akiko Ashizawa

Film Editing by

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Kôichi Takahashi

Production Design by

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Tomoyuki Maruo
Tomoe Matsumoto

Makeup Department

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Rena Grady ... makeup department head

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Daisuke Miyazaki ... trainee assistant director

Sound Department

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Masayuki Iwakura ... sound

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Shûji Asano ... visual effects supervisor

Other crew

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Helene Nielsen Beal ... director of distribution
Linda Hoaglund ... subtitler: English

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The wind of change is blowing as a family grapples with unemployment, alienation, mistrust and a lack of communication. When a Japanese salaryman loses his job to outsourcing to China, it is just the beginning of a series of family shattering incidents leading to the implosion of the family unit. Written by aghaemi

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Taglines Every family has its secrets. [USA release] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Tokyo sonata (France)
  • Sonata de Tóquio (Brazil)
  • Tokijská sonáta (Czech Republic)
  • Tokyo sonati (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Tokijska sonata (Poland)
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  • 120 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Movie Connections Referenced in Forget Me Not (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Claire de Lune See more »

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